Category Archives: Surgery

Breast Cancer in Lymph Nodes

When you have breast cancer in your lymph nodes, the cancer has spread beyond the breast tissue. Breast cancer is most often genetically linked and caused by the growth of abnormal breast cells. In normal cells, they die off and new cells grow. Cancer cells just keep growing mutated cells that form into tumors. This… Read More »

Gender Reassignment Surgery

Many people face internal conflicts regarding their gender. Some continue living in the same manner, whereas many others choose to undergo gender reassignment surgery for a transition into their desired gender. Recent reports suggest that each year the number of surgeries for gender reassignment range from 100 to 500 in US alone, while the world… Read More »

Tracheostomy Suctioning

Working as a nurse or caregiver of patients with tracheostomy means learning about the risks of infection or harm to patients. Tracheostomy suctioning is a sterile and delicate procedure. It is important to understand associated risks to prevent transfer of bacteria, harm delicate mucous membranes, or risk compromising oxygen levels in the patient. Tracheostomies are… Read More »

Everything You Need to About Testicular Torsion Surgery

Testicular torsion refers to a situation when the spermatic cord and its contents twist. It is a surgical emergency and affects 3.8 of every 100,000 males under 18 years of age every year. It is responsible for 10%-15% of acute scrotal disease in younger children. Early diagnosis is important and helps increase chances of testicular… Read More »

Life Saving Cricothyroidotomy – Earn The Skill

Background Cricothyroidotomy, also known as cricothyrotomy, is an important emergency procedure that is used to obtain an airway when other, more routine methods (eg, laryngeal mask airway [LMA] and endotracheal intubation) are ineffective or contraindicated. Establishing an effective airway in the face of medical emergencies is a skill that healthcare providers must master to prevent… Read More »

Symptoms and Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

The prostate gland is a walnut-sized organ that surrounds the urethra in men. It is this gland that can become enlarged as men get older, causing a non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. An enlarged prostate gland can cause a number of annoying symptoms that may cause men to seek medical treatment. What is BPH?… Read More »

Hard Lump on Testicle

Sometimes, an abnormal mass can form in your testicles and is known as a testicular lump. The testicles are egg-shaped male reproductive organs and hang right below the penis – the testicles hang inside a sac called the scrotum. The testicles are responsible for the production of sperm and a male sex hormone called testosterone.… Read More »

Amputated hand re-attaching surgery (VIDEO)

Since the first replant more than 50 years ago, thousands of severed body parts have been reattached, preserving the quality of life for thousands of patients through improved function and appearance that the void remaining after amputation cannot provide. Ronald Malt performed the first replantation on May 23, 1962 at Massachusetts General Hospital on a… Read More »